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Riis Houses resident killed by M.T.A. bus on Avenue D

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A Jacob Riis Houses resident was killed Friday night after he tumbled into the street just a block away from his home and was then run over by an M.T.A. bus, police said.

According to police, on March 1 around 10:40 p.m., Shawn Gooding, 45, who lived at 919 F.D.R. Drive, was at the southwest corner of Avenue D and 10th Street, when he tripped and fell into the roadway near the crosswalk.

An M.T.A. bus, operated by a 59-year-old male driver, was traveling eastbound on 10th Street and had the green light. The bus made a right turn onto southbound Avenue D and its rear struck the fallen man. The vehicle did not remain at the scene.

E.M.S. medics transported Gooding to Bellevue Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing by the N.Y.P.D.’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.

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